Developing Next Generation Career Services

Strategies for Increasing Alumni and Employer Engagement

Topics: Internships and Co-Op Programs, Career Services, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Employment, Experiential Learning

Introducing My Fresh Maine

Colby’s Entrepreneurial Program Results in New Startups

In Spring 2011, two student projects were selected as the seed-funding competition winners, receiving $10,000 and $5,000 awards. Several companies were launched as part of the program, including one of the contest winners, My Fresh Maine, which ships local produce and artisan goods to nearby states.


Overall, Colby’s program provides a way to bring together engaged students, knowledgeable alumni, and community business leaders around the topic of entrepreneurship, greatly increasing the quality of the interactions for everyone involved.

Building on the pilot’s success, Colby has already launched the 2011-2012 Entrepreneurial Alliance program with a robust group of students, community members, and alumni participants.

Introducing My Fresh Maine

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Leveraging Institutional and Community Strengths

"Treating Entrepreneurship as a Job"